Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Miley Cyrus Gets No Sales Bounce from “SNL” After Reading Teleprompter for Song Lyrics During Performance

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Miley Cyrus appeared not to remember the lyrics to her song, “Plastic Hearts,” last night when she performed it live on “SNL.”

During the song, her third of the night, she repeatedly looked down at the TelePrompter to find the lyrics. The song is only a year old, it’s not like an oldie she might have forgotten. Oh well. It was that unmemorable. “Plastic Hearts” sounds like about 40 different songs, with a very recognizable Motown backbeat.

Miley’s other big number was singing as a duet partner to a young guy named Kid Laroi on his hit, “Without You.”

The former song didn’t sell one copy on iTunes based on the performance, and “Without You” remained where it was in the top 10.

Don’t get me wrong: I like Miley, and her voice is great. But this was a throwaway appearance. And they must have chosen “Plastic Hearts” at the last minute. She did look great, though. If this were the 70s or 80s, Miley would be hosting an hour long variety show every week with Kenan Thompson as her featured player.

Coming this Saturday is Olivia Rodrigo with her novelty hit, “Driver’s License.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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